Intel is rolling out January 2021 graphics driver update for
Windows 10 version 1709, version 1903, version 1909, version
2004 and version 20H2. This year’s first driver update for
Intel graphics will advance the driver version to
184.108.40.20626 and it will fix numerous bugs.
The focus of Intel DCH version 220.127.116.1126 is mostly on bug
fixes and improvements, so it doesn’t add any new features or
support for new games.
For example, Intel says it has fixed an issue where lower than
the average score was observed in some benchmark tests
performed using SPECViewperf 13. Another bug has been fixed
where users noticed a black screen in YouCam Camera Preview &
Video Playback app.
Intel driver update has also fixed issues when playing Netflix
content on Microsoft Edge, which is the only browser with
high-quality streaming support. A bug has been where flashes
were observed on some 11th-gen devices configured to use the
‘3D display mode’.
Despite the patch, Intel says it’s aware of several issues with
PCs using Intel’s 11th generation Intel Core processors. For
example, some users can experience performance issues when
playing Cyberpunk 2077, Dark Souls III, Watch Dogs: Legion, and
Microsoft, Intel and Google are also investigating reports of FPS
drops when watching some YouTube videos in Chrome or Edge with
any version of Intel drivers. At the moment, it’s unclear when
the fix will arrive for the affected users.
How to get the January 2021 driver update for Intel GPU
To download and install Intel DCH version 18.104.22.16826, open
Driver & Support Assistant tool in your default web browser
and click on ‘check for updates’ icon.
It’s worth noting that the graphics driver update is still
rolling out and it might not show up in the Driver & Support
Assistant scan immediately.
As far as compatibility goes, Intel says requirements are
unchanged and these drivers support PCs with processors from
6th generation onward. Pentium, Celeron, and Xeon are also
supported as long as you’re using Windows 10 version 1709 or
If you don’t have any issues highlighted in the above
changelog, you can skip the update as it’s not mandatory. Also,
it’s likely that these fixes will be bundled with
Windows 10 optional updates for some users.